Greenland ice core dating

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We would expect considerably higher precipitation rates immediately following the Flood.

The layers of ice near the bottom of the core should be thicker than expected by the uniformitarian model and contain unusual excursions in ðO, acidity, and particulates from levels higher in the core.

It is not uncommon to read that ice cores from the polar regions contain records of climatic change from the distant past.

Since the current precipitation rate is so much less than Greenland (on the order of one inch per year) the crude calculation of age, without corrections for compression and horizontal motion for the lowest layers is more than 100,000 years.

Aside from the fascination with salvaging several vintage aircraft for parts and movie rights, the fact that these aircraft were buried so deeply in such a short time focuses attention on the time scales used to estimate the chronologies of ice.

If the aircraft were buried under about 250 feet of ice and snow in about 50 years, this means the ice sheet has been accumulating at an average rate of five feet per year.

Glaciologists estimate that uncertainties in identification of layers will probably limit the number of countable layers to less than about 8,500 (Hammer, et al., 1978).

The claims that layers of ice were formed 160,000 years ago or more come primarily from interpretation of ice cores in Antarctica (Jouzel, et al., 1987; Barnola, et al., l987).

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